The weather has turned pleasant once again, the snow has melted, but Matty the donkey keeps busy shuttlingly our hens to various parts of the Abbotsfield, where the chickens run free most of the day.

Afternoon temperatures are now in the 50s, and down to the 20s at night. We often experience “false Springs,” in February, with colder temperatures returning, along with rain and snow, in March and April. Moisture in any form is always welcome in the desert Southwest.

Greetings and prayers.

Abbot Christian Leisy and the monks of Christ in the Desert